MIA Scoops Awards at the International Academy of Pathology
4 June 2018
Over the weekend, the 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Academy of Pathology was held in Sydney. A number of awards and prizes were presented, with Melanoma Institute Australia scooping the pool, highlighting our recent achievements in pathology.
PhD student Tuba Nur Gide and MIA Melanoma Pathology Registrar Ben Allanson were awarded first place for their poster/abstract presentations. Ben was also awarded best publication, a huge honour in what is a competitive category.
Melanoma Institute Australia’s postdoctoral researcher Camilla Quek was also awarded for her contribution to our work on gene mutations, including SF3B1 in mucosal melanomas. This work also features former MIA Melanoma Pathology Fellow Rob Rawson. Rob is now working as a specialist at RPAH and is continuing his work on melanoma.
Our current Melanoma Pathology Fellow Chandra Adhikari and former Pathology Fellow Peter Ferguson were invited to present oral presentations on their work on pigmented melanocytic tumours.
Congratulations to all award recipients and presenters. This highlights MIA’s continued success in melanoma pathology and is testament to the team’s collaborative contributions towards helping end melanoma.